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October 26, 2011

Nine Ways to Help Customers Beat the Fuel Bill

Fuel. Diesel or gasoline, it's one of your customers' biggest costs. Worldwide energy consumption will grow by 53% between 2008 and 2035, according to a repor

November 29, 2010

Parts & Service in the New Safety Environment

Trucks are probably the most complex vehicles on the highways today. They fairly bristle with electronic controllers, multiplexed wiring, and sensors

November 29, 2010

Reman Today: Remanufacturing Faces New Pressures in a Changing World

Why use new parts when used parts are half the price

November 17, 2010

Rude Awakening

A lot of your customers are going to find the new CSA 2010 enforcement regime painful. Helping them avoid that pain is good business

August 16, 2010

21st Century Technicians

My 15-year-old daughter's life goal, since she was 6 years old, has been to be a pediatrician. This year, she was able to attend a National Youth Leadership Internship in Medicine

August 16, 2010

Fighting Back: Regaining Market Share

In undercarriage components, independents have seen their share drop from 46 percent to 35 percent, while dealers have risen from 32 percent to 43 percent

May 5, 2010

A New Groove: Alternatives Fuels and Hybrids Are Coming

We're wrapping up the winter-and-spring "show season," where conventions have shown the latest products and offered educational programs for all segments of the industry

May 3, 2010

Fleet Parts Buying Looking Up For 2010

The recession has not been good for the parts and service business. Dealers and independent distributors alike report a downturn like they've never seen

March 2, 2010

Innovation in the Execution: Three Ways Suppliers May Distinguish Their Products and Services in the Aftermarket

The heavy-duty aftermarket is hardly known as a bastion of innovation. By its very nature, the business is reactive: when a component breaks down it must be repaired or replaced

January 21, 2010

Braking News: New Regulations Could Spell Parts & Service Opportunities

Changes in the works at the Department of Transportation could spell major opportunities for independent brake shops around the nation

January 20, 2010

Turn Technology Into Profits

It's easy to get excited by all the possibilities technology offers us today. It's also easy to be intimidated and concerned about the challenges increasing technology in trucks poses to the independent distributor and service provider

January 20, 2010

HDAW '08 Report - Aftermarket: Where it's been, where it's going

Heavy duty distributors and product specialists have lost market share over the last 15 years, especially to independent garages, but there are opportunities for growth in several areas

January 19, 2010

The Battle Over Access to Repair Information

Have you ever had a longtime customer buy new trucks and tell you he can't give you his parts and service business anymore

January 19, 2010

The Graying of the Aftermarket

While distributors aren't exactly going on hiring sprees these days, there is a major issue within the industry that is being overshadowed by the current economic situation

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